Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassy Sofia Charge d’Affaires Justin Friedman joined Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria. We welcome this ceremony as a sign of broad commitment to the gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria by the Bulgarian and Greek sides. The IGB project carries the promise of energy diversification and greater energy security not only for Bulgaria but also for the region. Energy security is a critical part of national security, as well as a prerequisite for reliable and sustainable economic growth; we hope to see fast continued progress of this interconnector.